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Revolutionary America - Book Group (Mar)

When: Mar 3, 2022
7:00 pm
Where: Brigham City Public Library
26 E Forest St
Contact: (435) 723-5850
Details: Join the Library’s monthly reading and discussion series addressing topics in history and the humanities. Discussions are led by guest scholars. Books may be picked up from the Library's front desk during regular business hours.
This program has received funding from Utah Humanities (UH). UH improves communities through active engagement in the humanities.

Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller.
Scholar: Leah LaGrone, PhD, WSU

Beyond the legend of the creation of the American flag, we know very little about the facts of Betsy Ross' life. Perhaps with one snip of her scissors she convinced the nation's future first president that five-pointed stars suited better than six. Perhaps not. Miller recovers for the first time the full story of Betsy Ross, sharing the woman as she truly was. Miller pieces together the fascinating life of this little-known and much beloved figure, showing that she is important to our history not just because she made a flag, but because she embraced the resistance movement with vigor, reveled in its triumphs, and suffered its consequences.